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Le Vacherin
Le Vacherin

Le Vacherin Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.levacherin.com
  • Phone: 0208 742 2121
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:Tuesday- Saturday 12:00PM - 3:00PM, Sunday 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 6:00PM - 10:30PM, Friday - Saturday 6:00PM - 11:00PM, Sunday 6:00PM - 10:00PM, Breakfast always available from 8am to 11 am on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Malcolm John
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Tube: Chiswick Park (284 yards) District Line - Turnham Green (820 yards) District or Piccadilly Line
    Acton Town (1.1 mile) District or Piccadilly Line
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Le Vacherin
Le Vacherin is a Classic French bistro with a Parisian style, serving regional dishes. The restaurant caters for 72 covers, with a private room if required providing for parties of any number.
It is a non-smoking restaurant and welcomes children.
It currently holds two rosettes, it has been voted by Zagat 2014 as 5th best French bistro in LondonContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomance
Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed a very good lunch last Thursday at Le Vacherin. I started with the English asparagus with poached egg and hollandaise followed by the steak and finished with the strawberry pavlova. Excellent value for the set menu."
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "Le Vacherin is always spectacular,and this was no exception. They are the equal of the three restaurants in the area that have a Michelin star. It is obviously French cooking,and of the highest standard. And the wine list is equivalent."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Everything about this place is superb. I booked a table for two for a birthday dinner and it was so perfect. The interior is beautiful and very authentic, the staff were so attentive without being too intrusive and the welcome we had was warm and genuine. The food was of excellent quality and the portions were just right. I highly recommend the scallops. The overall ambience of the place makes this an ideal venue for special occasions and I would certainly return here."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "We took advantage of the 3 course special menu with a glass of Cremant - I was concerned the menu might be too restricted but it was not and we both felt it provided a good choice. My husband, who is not easily pleased, was very complimentary about his steak which did look lovely. The staff were very efficient and attentive, there was a good wine list with the option of buying a carafe rather than a whole bottle. Overall a lovely evening and good value."
    dined on 07/07/2014
  • "We enjoyed dining at Le Vacherin as the food is amazing and the Steak Out offer on Tuesday is extremely great value."
    dined on 01/07/2014
  • "Walked in, and felt very welcome, despite having a bargain booking. Delightful and attentive staff, who made us feel very very welcome. Wondeful, 3 course meal and well worth the money Will return again, to try the full menu"
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "I was at Le Vacherin for a Saturday lunch with 4 other friends. We were pleased to find that the good valued set menu still gave a great selection, and everything we ordered was cooked to perfection. Service was attentive and not intrusive. Will definitely be back."
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "We booked the Open Table deal for lunch but were informed a week before that we could only have the Father's Day lunch. The menu looked really good, so we stuck with the booking. We were very pleased we had. We chose oysters and cheese souffle to start and both were fantastic. For mains, the whole lobster and the cote de boeuf were worth the supplement. My only criticism would be lack of vegetables with the mains. We didn't realise until they came that there weren't any veg to speak of. Nevermind, we thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the level of service was just right, attentive but not too intrusive. We would definitely return."
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "La Vacherin was really enjoyable. The food was tasty and the wine list was good. We did the OpenTable deal and the choice from the reduced menu was fine and made the whole evening great value for money. We would definitely go there again."
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "Professional service reminiscent of a time gone by. France is easily imagined when dining at Le Vacherin. Excellent food. Artistic presentation. Cosy interior with views across the park."
    dined on 11/06/2014
  • "A wonderful restaurant with outstanding food. We went on a Sunday night and it was a bit quiet but the attention to detail and the great service made up for it. Two people at our table had the rabbit which was to die for. I had the Guinea Fowl which was fantastic. We will definitely be going back..."
    dined on 08/06/2014
  • "The special offer was good value for money but we're not too pleased with the service. It was slow n a bit grudgingly, the restaurant was full n the tables are a bit close. Had been there before but this time the food was not enjoyed so much as the service let it down. Parking is a bit difficult in the evenings . My friends also enjoyed the food but having to wait"
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "Le Vacherin had a typically French feel in an elegant, understated way. Service was attentive but not intrusive and the ambiance on a Saturday night was good. We took the £28 offer which provided us with plenty of choices my rabbit was delicious and my husband's steak tender and tasty. We were a bit overwhelmed by the extent of the wine list but our Argentinian Malbec was good without breaking the bank. We will definitely eat here again."
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "Have visited many times over the years, standard never drops. A real resturant in a world of transient half baked chains"
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "Very good food, fine service, nice buzzy atmosphere... A very good restaurant. "
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "Having eaten here several times, I returned to have an early Sunday morning breakfast. Very tasty food and lovely fresh juices."
    dined on 25/05/2014
  • "We went as as a group of 4 on a Saturday evening for a catch-up meal and ate off the three courses for £28 menu. There was a good variety of food to choose from and it was all very tasty. Service was smooth - we never felt rushed and were one of the last tables to leave. "
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "Second time to this restaurant - still impressed with the quality of the food, will definitely visit again! Great service and lovely relaxing ambience"
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "Wonderful food, well presented and amazing quality. The staff were friendly, professional and impeccably attentive without being ostentatious. Highly reccomend this restaurant never disappointed."
    dined on 15/05/2014
  • "I have come to this restaurant quite often now and each time I am impressed with the high standard of food and service. I am never disappointed and have this as one of my favourite places to go and take friends and family. "
    dined on 02/05/2014
  • "We have had lunch at Le Vacherin a number of times over the years for special occasions, to take advantage of an offer, or just to enjoy the good food. This time a twice-baked cheese soufflé was excellent, so was rabbit. "
    dined on 27/04/2014
  • "Good rather old fashioned French food but rather a stuffy atmosphere and not very engaging service. Their website says it is a bistro ie moderately priced simple meals in an unpretentious setting-didnt feel like that at all."
    dined on 07/04/2014
  • "Using Toptable makes this good value. Monday evening not the best night to get the usual atmosphere."
    dined on 07/04/2014
  • "Took my partner for his Birthday dinner. Great value - TopTable deal 3-courses £28. My cheese souffle was amazing and his steak was 9 out of 10. No music so it was a bit quiet but after a few wines it started to get more atmospheric. Overall a great find! Will go back for Toptable steak offer."
    dined on 07/04/2014
  • "I have dined at Le Vacherin many times and I've always wanted to return. Alas, no longer. We were there for lunch and though we had opted for the two-course prix-fixe menu, all the dishes we ordered are also on the menu à la carte and should presumably be of a similar standard. We ordered the chateaubriand (incurring a £15 supplement), a dish that I have had at least five times at Le Vacherin and which I have always looked forward to. This time however, I was bitterly disappointed. The only thing right with the dish was the rareness of the meat. Also, they now serve chips, not delicate pommes frites. Everything else was cold and the sauce béarnaise, congealed. We weren't charged the supplement but still! I hope this was a one-off."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "You would think the French would know how to cook Chateaubriand, it appears not. Ours were not seasoned at all and virtually tasteless, I might as well have gone to Tesco and got one of their value cuts. Most of the menu (even though it was a Tuesday Lunchtime) was not available, and in the 15 minutes before ordering 3 updates (removals) were also given leaving the dinning choices extremely limited for what was supposed to be a very special occasion (my wifes 40th). The cutlery was dirty and had to be changed twice, and the glasses were chipped and again had to be replaced. Seemed popular with the locals, but this isn't a place I would recommend or every go to again. Very poor despite the good reviews."
    dined on 01/04/2014
  • "Came here for my birthday with my boyfriend, and we had the toptable deal 3 courses with a glass of champagne for £28. What a great deal, the food is amazing, you feel like you're in France having a quiet romantic meal, the restaurant was pretty busy especially for a Monday night. Highly recommend to everyone. Lovely local spot in Chiswick. I tried snails for the first time too!"
    dined on 31/03/2014
  • "Le Vacherin ticks so many boxes. The food was great, the service impeccable and the ambiance great. Altogether good value and would certainly return."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "This was my second time at this restaurant within the space of a year, and it was just a good. The food is wonderful and the service very good; we were not hurried. It is fine dining just on the edge of Chiswick. The portions were not big but that meant you could have 3 courses and feel comfortably full. W choose from the set menu (£28) and with wine and water each paid about £40. We will definitely go back."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "Always a pleasure to dine here. The steak deal is fantastic - rump steak best I've tasted. We always have another bottle wine - the house is outstanding. Cheese plate to finish was lovely too"
    dined on 06/03/2014
  • "I'd heard about Le Vacherin before, but hadn't ever been. It was much fancier than I expected, especially considering the price of the deal we decided to go for (£11.95 for steak, chips and a glass of wine). The service was excellent and the food was superb. I can highly recommend the tart tatin to share for pud! If I went again, I'd go for a special occasion to make the most of the extensive (and slightly pricier) menu."
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "we enjoyed the vacherin starter and the rabbit! nice selection of wines! great atmosphere! service was good but the waiter did not speak english very well so it was difficult for him to describe some of the courses! really recommend this restaurant for a quiet meal !!!"
    dined on 23/02/2014
  • "Good service but too expensive for no particular reason"
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "A regular to Le vacherin , consistently great ! Highly recommended"
    dined on 13/02/2014
  • "We booked this very last minute for a Saturday lunch and were very pleased with the excellent service and impeccable authentic cuisine. Each course was presented well and delicious!"
    dined on 08/02/2014
  • "Friday evening at Le Vacherin was busy: hardly surprising with the £28 offer. A choice of 6 starters, mains and puddings would satisfy most tastes. I opted for the twice-baked cheese soufflé which was light and tasty, while my partner had the chicken liver parfait: delicious. We both had the cod to follow which could have been better seasoned. For pudding I had the chocolate pot which was rather heavy but still good, while partner choose the amazing sorbets. A superb Sancerre accompanied the meal."
    dined on 07/02/2014
  • "Excellent food and setting. My girlfriend requires gluten free food and the waiters were quick to pick this up and whilst there were no set gluten free meals they amended the dishes she ordered to make them gluten free and she still really enloyed them."
    dined on 24/01/2014
  • "We organised a dinner for 14 at Le Vacherin in Chiswick. The food as usual was very good. Great atmosphere also, but much busier than I thought it would be for a Monday evening. The service was very slow. We waited a very long time for the starters, maybe because we ordered a few Vacherin, which were exquisite but took ages to land on the table. The Gigondas and Pouilly Fume were excellent. Great evening all round."
    dined on 20/01/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner for 2 at Le Vacherin. Service was very friendly and helpful. Starters (oysters and foie gras), main (sea bass & monkfish) were superb. Good sized cheese board. Excellent selection of wine. Felt like we were in Paris for the evening. We will certainly be back."
    dined on 09/01/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. I have dined at Le Vacherin a few times on the 3 course special. It is a hidden treasure!"
    dined on 04/01/2014